I recently bought this large lantern for our patio and was perplexed on what to place in it. It needed two large candles but after some research the two candles were four times as much as what I paid for the lantern!Then I remembered that I had two battery operated candles that I could use.
After placing them in the lantern, I realized they are much too small,too busy and just the wrong color. So I decided to make a sleeve out of burlap to make the candles tall and change the color. I cut two pieces about 1" and 4" longer than the top of the candle and then hand sewed up the side.
The burlap added a little height and color to the lantern, but it still needed something a little more. My husband suggested a little bit of twine to add some interest!
I think that it helped lighten up the color a bit and added a little more texture.
Now I just need to stay outside late enough to turn them on!